Keynote Lectures




Welcome to Almada and Caparica

Caparica region and the nearby city of Almada are in the meeting point between the Tagus river and the Atlantic Ocean, offering a mix of urban environments, historical areas, various universities, natural parks and public spaces.

In Almada, stands the Sanctuary of Cristo-Rei, with 110 meters of height, inspired by the monument of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro. The figure of Christ opens his arms to Lisbon and welcomes hundreds of visitors.

Nearby is also one of the most popular bathing destinations of the country: Costa da Caparica, that extends for more than 13 km of excellent beaches, with restaurants and bars in the seafront, ready to welcome all those who love sun, sea, fresh fish and seafood.



Conference Venue - TRYP Lisboa Caparica Mar Hotel

This hotel provides a relaxing atmosphere, situated by the sea, on the most extensive and famous beach of the Region of Lisbon, the Costa da Caparica.



Social Programme [included in the registration fee]

Conference Dinner (september 5th): Tenda Panorâmica Cristo Rei


Standing next to the Sanctuary of Cristo-Rei the Tenda Panorâmica Cristo Rei offers an outstanding and unforgettable view over the Tejo River, Almada and Lisbon.


On behalf of the Organizing Committee we would like to welcome you to the 5th edition of the International Conference WASTES: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities.

Wastes 2019 will be a joint organization of CVR - Centre for Waste Valorisation and FCT-UNL - Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa and will take place at the TRYP Lisboa Caparica Mar Hotel, Costa da Caparica - Lisbon, from 4 to 6 September 2019.

Once again, we expect to bring together academia and industry experts from the Waste Management and Recycling sectors from around the world, offering state of the art knowledge and sharing experiences with all who attend. Discussions regarding the balance between economic, environmental and social outcomes, focused specially on the necessary transition from a linear to a circular economy, its opportunities, challenges and constraints, will be carefully addressed. The development of innovative techniques, tools and strategies to improve corporate environmental performance, the understanding of how industry activities impact on the environment and the options analysis for its improvement are also key objectives for this event.


    Co-Chair   Co-Chair Co-Chair
Cândida Vilarinho   Fernando Castro  

Margarida Gonçalves

Ana Luísa Fernando

Authors are invited to submit their contribution as full or short papers

Just as in 2015 and 2017 editions, all full papers accepted will be included in a book published by CRC Press – Taylor & Francis Group, that will be proposed to Scopus and Web of Science for indexing. Note that the articles included in the Wastes 2015 book are presently available in Scopus, while those from the 2017 edition are indexed in Web of Science (ISI).

Also following Wastes previous editions, all short papers will be included in the Book of Proceedings of the Conference (with ISSN).


We are looking forward to welcoming you in September 2019, in Caparica – Lisbon.

Sincerely yours,


Cândida Vilarinho, Fernando Castro, Margarida Gonçalves and Ana Luísa Fernando.